Located in Central Bucks County and rich with history, art, culture and architecture, Doylestown Borough has it all from magnificent castles and museums to unique specialty shops and exceptional dining options!Contact Lisa Povlow
Historic Doylestown Borough
Doylestown Borough, the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania is located 27 miles (43 km) north of Philadelphia and 80 miles (130 km) south of New York City. Doylestown’s origins date to 1745 when William Doyle obtained a license to build a tavern on what is now the northwest corner of Main and State Street. Originally known as William Doyle’s Tavern and later the Fountain House, the building is now home to a Starbucks in the heart of Doylestown Borough.
A Charming Bucks County Community
With the prosperity of the late 20th century, and the rediscovery of traditional small towns as high quality places to live, Doylestown has seen a renaissance of its downtown. On any day in historic Doylestown Borough, you’ll find everyone is out and about walking down its charming streets. Doylestown has become a tourist attraction, a destination with museums, a variety of shops, restaurants, and parks.
The County Seat of Bucks County
As a major crossroads in a largely agricultural area, Doylestown became a central village in Bucks County, leading to its designation as the County Seat. The Bucks County Courthouse recently relocated to a brand new, state of the art Justice Center located across from the classic 1960’s-era post-modern courthouse that, after being the court’s home for over 50 years, is now home to the county’s administrative offices.
Lodging in Doylestown Pennsylvania
The Doylestown area is a wonderful place to visit and offers a unique selection of Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, Hotels and Motels. Come for a visit and stay in the heart of the borough at the Doylestown Inn, a charming, eleven guest room boutique hotel or choose at Hargrave House, a Bed & Breakfast housed in a 200 year-old Georgian-style stone home.
Arts and Culture in Doylestown
Browse local art alongside masterpieces on display at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Catch a film at the County Theater, a historic art deco movie house that dates back to the 1930s. Visit National Landmarks: the Mercer Museum, a castle housing displays of the implements, folk art and furnishings of early America; Fonthill a castle elaborately adorned with an incredible array of Mercer’s original handcrafted tiles; and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works whose handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer.